Hi everyone, this weekend I decided to build the locking strips, the design calls for hardwood so tzalam wood it is, they ended looking great but it took me a little bit more than planned as I needed to adapt to the wood thickness I had at hand(1”) hehee:
1.- Some strips cut and grooved to accept the aluminum straps.
Only the front strips needed the groove but I went thru all the wood, small mistake but it wont affect the result as I’m flipping the back strips so the groove ends on the external side.
2.- drilling a 3/8” hole, counterboring for the T-nuts, all the strips are cut to proper length already.
3.- The studded knobs I got are 5/16” x 7/8” so I had to counterbore 1/8” on the opposite side so the screw does his work fine.
4.-Testing how all fits, looks good.
5.- 20º cuts done, T-nuts installed, aluminum straps installed.
6.- testing how it fits into the lathe bed.
Hopefully I’ll be finishing 3 bases, the headstock and tailstock the next weekend.
-- Learning one thing at a time